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  ABC    Inside Washington    News/Business. Round-table  
   discussions feature journalists. (CC)  

    September 30, 2012
    9:00 - 9:30am EDT  

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>> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> what would you say to your supporters are donors who are cld beed that this slipping away? am pleased with se polls, but atth other polls,, polls go up, polls go down. >> this week on "inside mitt romney's ride. the fight for ohio. >> you may haveot noticed that there is an election going on. >> we are going to win in ohio.
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>> the foreign pololicy debate. >> i was pretty surgeon and ntinue to be certain ththat in the road. bumps >> "bumps in the road"? had an ambassador assassinated. rare bipartisan agreement >> did you guys watch that packers game last night? break. ve me a it is timeme to get the real re. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a rough couple of weeks for mitt romney. the president has opened up leads and a battleground states , wisconsin, florida, colorado. thewould have thought that of an ambassadorr libya, attacks on embassies
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would havele east, offed mitt romney a golden to reframe the he can seem to get their. politico began a piece on fririy us what the probl not clint etwood and chair, the 47% video, media bias mitt.co says it is judge for yourself. >> quite a guy. paul ryan, isn't that something? ryan! ryan! >> with a second, romney-ryan, ryan.y- >> oh, sweet jesus. >> joe scarborough and mika joe."nski on "morning "slowly and reluctantly, republics working for mitt romney are concluding thafor all his gifts as a leader and
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model, he is not a good political candidate in this e ra." mark?t fair, >> it fair, and you want to the numbers. wherever mitt romney goes, his unfavorable numbers go up. at 35%ida in may, he was personally. is a 48% unfavorable. ohio, he was at 35%, now 49%. it is problem. that has just been in the .everse with obama what you do? mitt does nonot have a rose garden. charles, you wrote that in happening inhat is the middleast, "ronny's un go biand foro
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the larger argument is astonishing." the american embassyf killed, riotster ambassador killed, rides and a tunisian -- of the s the collap the middleolicy on east. making a serious speech connecting the dots result about that, the nie approach to tyrants and region, he does one drive by was accurate, but it one, and then he gives the clintonon global reforming about aid, for godod's sake. opportunityge missed. his une problem is to go large and tackle the big issues, which if did, he could win. t he seems reluctant tdo it. >> nina? >> i will not take controls on merits of all the arguments, that a majorree -- i don'ty speech
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have to change but he would make him like a more serious person some ways. 47%i really think that was legal. now, he has not lost, and barack not great campaiaigner, mitt has been practing and he is a go campaigner- debater. because the 47% video was genuine, becausit was talking and not knowing he taped, and it played into stereotype that barack saw to paintnt about enormousas had an effe. >> evan? >> to be a bad politician should necessary -- should not hurt you at that people hate politicians. has not been able to virtue.t into a "e has this "relate ability
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nina is and it is one about, the videoeo that his writitingike off of the country.. heish you do tax reform reform -- i don't ornk he is gogoing to do -- about what he is, decent human being. romney said, "my heart aches for the people i've seen. many are hurting in country i want to help them ." getting thatand not message. how'd you get that message? call it problem he has -- laid ability, call it what y you -- is compounded by the .747% remember john kerry? voted $47 billion, i
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against i" this plays into the negative of mitt romney as an aloof, detached, uncaring, just empathy forow n in his social bracket.ic >> from m the politico piece --- "where is the moment where romney sings the praises of the waitresstiff, the shift?"a double mike huckabee told jay leno that romney reminds you of the guy you.ired >> romney isis not going to be e your pain. feels not a great politician. one of the reason at this -- it did not come . of nowowhere out of tens of million ads by the obama he handledbout how ith bain capital and all that. other essence was the series thasay he wants to produce taxes on the rich.
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reduce taxes on the e rich. romney has protested that that true, that he wants to the rich buttes on theitted to reform that share paid in taxes by the rich not change. he says that in intnterviews but never spell that out in way that would d get attention. meme is that t he wants to cut taxes on the rich, but the not, andthahat he would never stood up and w way that would have to command respononse and attention. >> there actually is a way, and not too late, because it is a simple message. true tax reform has the effec rates forg tax everybody, but all these special willest groups, everybody precious special loopholes, deductions. side, against the groups in wawashington. if h he proposes that, that is a
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.rue thing and that could work i don't thk he is going to do it. >> not to rob the obama people of credit for their advertising campaign. but the ones have been self- inflicted. get $10,000, r rick perry?" ann drives if you cadillalac's." "i like to fire people." these were all voluntarily romney.by mitt >> and he has taken that.sibility f for >> the reason he does not lay out what y you say is, among r things, there are studies that disputed, and people say, going to take away mortgage deductions? >> not necessarily true. can said that anybody over a amount can only deduct income --f now you are into the weeds,
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some complain that people's ar tuesda towards s the -- too skewed d towards the president? the preponderance of the evidence seems to be that is losing. argument. the rasmussen poll does not weight democra more heavily -- polling.is the robo- >> we have an expert here in the results, but be wh they are. we are into conservative wine country now. [laughter] is a miracle that ronald reagan without fox news, lemmel, sean hannity -- limbaugh, sean hannity, and
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with the networks' domince and washington post" and "the imes" ascended. poor mitt undone by a a 7-e-eleven in falls church by polling coanies?s? [laughter] >> first of all, there is no reagan. uque, a political actor unlike any we have seen. putting mitt up against him is exactly fair. but he is not a great campaigner. i happen to think he would ba good president, but he is not a great campaigner. on the polls, i think evan i right. 90% are pointing in one rectio they are probably true. -- but there is one issue here. the numbers are wrong, but you to apply a formula when -- numbers are raw, but y have to apply a formula when you look at
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to ow up.ng you apply the model of the 2008 electorate, you get a that is pro-obama. but if you say it will look more like 2004, then the race is even. that is e only argument you make it t not a conspiracy. o of which way you model the electorate. w it wilill break down election day. >> we have a debate coming up, .ina is your advice to mitt romney? how w do he gained ascendancy in that debate? he has to have a real moment. i am sure ey are looking for one, i am sure and they are rehearsing many spontaneous moments. obamama reportedly is n spending a lot of time prping because --is rninghe country >> oh, yeah, running the country out of ohio. >> exactly, you campaign arod country -- " takes az and "the view
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lot of presidential effort to run the cotry, my foot. [laughter] >> as i said, obama is noa he is itbater like fted or tortured there is a shot he. -- orator. as a shot here. be amney has one goal, to real human being. it is not impossible. "mitt, you can be a human being." what is your line, coach? tell your you want to about why you ran in 2012? you want to standnd for? if it is embracing bowles, whatever it is. he has got to give a sense of from the country goes
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here. we don'care about whether we are better off than four and ago. americans dodon't know where we of going and neither one ththese guys is giving the map. wrong and wrong. trip him up. my s has an axiom, that america always elect the coolest candidat ool.a is m candidat ool.a is m trip him up
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>> make no mistake, and nuclear- armed iran cannot be contained. the united states vernment is following an internatitional policy of bullying. >> some people have begun to addle the absurd notion that armed i- middle east. yeah, right. >> president obama was criticized for finding time to view," but he
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not find time to appear prime minister netanyahu. panetta andnd it's that the on the consulate in libya not the work of an angry mob reacting to an anti muslim but a premeditated terrorist attack. why did they nocome out with that right off the bat? >> because the attack happed after their charlotte , at which dememocrats had proclaimed over and over , despite the football 100 times -- spiked the foototball 0 killing osama bin laden. the implication is that he was the guy who took cacare of al qaeda. week, you he an a affiliates sacking pmc and .he ambassador di administration did not want that contrasting with the
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great anti-a sororism policy obama had rce on theusan shows pretending that of awas the outgrowth when erybody, age of nine could see .hat it wa premeditated addis s why the story w was until it could no longer be suppressed. >> i am not aware of t conspiracy, but charles has his own strae and wonderful sources. >> how do you explain her -- >> i am going to try to my y moderator's question this. republicans have is has neverromney being ae threshold of plausible commander inhief. i think it does it tarnish the obama record. there is no question that the osama bin laden took of thed out of the sales republican candidates. three of them decided in the run in 2012,not to
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because they thought he was unbeatablele. it was an n enormous credential for obama. but because ronny shs paul romney chose fl upyan,n, he did not the emptiness of his was an eye -- is resume on foreign policy. >> can you explain why susan insisted at the attacks the embassy were the results a demonstration? >> is entirely possible --ay i answer? >> i was asking mark. we like to o hear from everybody. >> if you were trying to hide something, you would not send somebody out. he would maintain radio silence -- >> radio silenence after an ambassad is murdered? >> can i finish? take a little while to whatout exactly happened. we apparently don't even knoww the fbi has not figured out
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mobher there really was a eloited, or was it by al qaeda or some other -- think it may be some -- or not? >> evan? >> don't thi t therere's any conspiracy here. think it does take time to it.re out who did they would love to kill the person who did it and they will. >> you want to read a great book cage executitive? "ike's bluff," by evanan thomas. >> great review in "the new york times." too many americans are struggling to find work
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in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to ycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps.
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president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. mylan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ like the last four years.
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>> s simultaneous. has it? who do they give it to? >> toudown. >> i've never seen anything like in all my years of football. >> who w would have thought that the players d fans would be cheering nfl referees? what a country. >> it is our great country, and group --tellll you, any referees who were kept out srtsightedns and theishness and greed of lackeynd there goodell, havemr. cheering for them scott walker, the unn-busting govnor of wisconsin, and paul ryan, the busting ce-presidential -- he has become a labor
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activist. what a great country. strong note to follow,w, charles. you canlways leave it to to find a partisanan angle to anything. it was a lousy call by guys who not know the game. that is not political to me. anyway, it is just football. of thein the middle races. who cares? [laughter] the amazing national interest this, but lurking in the backgrground is this existential footbal these head injuries. the evidence mous that reallbad for your .rain these owners may be sitting on a justmine now, but you when is the day of reckoning coming? >> that this why u unique refers -- but even referees cannot do it all. he watch these games, and there gladiator feel to it, when
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hard the hitsw are. makes us all chcheered. but it is really at the cost t f futures.a' >> it keeps us from hitting each other on the head. see you next week. >> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. for more information about afge and mem[ male announcer ]e.org. for the dreamers...
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